Tuesday April 23 2013
Mangia: Italy not favourites

Italy Under-21 Coach Devis Mangia has conceded that his side are not one of the favourites for the upcoming European Championships.

The Azzurrini face England, Norway and hosts Israel in the group stages of Euro 2013, which starts on June 5.

But the 38-year-old has claimed that his team are not going to the tournament expecting to win.

“We want to make our dream come true,” he told reporters. “Whilst also remaining faithful to our mentality.

“I have said to the boys that we are not amongst the favourites. I don't want them having flights of fancy.

“Spain are the most likely winners. They have a stellar squad, with players who are already experienced in the Champions League.”

The Under-21 training squad can be found here.

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